How Klarna’s co-founder learned to hire tech Talent – without a tech background

The entrepreneur shares why it’s always important to ask questions. When Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Niklas Adalberth, and Victor Jacobsson co-founded Klarna–the Stockholm-based payments platform best known for its buy-now-pay-later service–back in 2005, they had a problem. None of them had an engineering background. That knowledge gap made hiring and managing highly technical teams a real challenge […]

SoftLedger integrates Lukka enterprise data to support high volume data businesses

SoftLedger, a cloud-native financial management systems, and Lukka proudly announce a combined product offering, focused on enterprise businesses with crypto on balance sheet. Lukka, the leading global blockchain data provider supporting businesses in over 50 countries, now power’s SoftLedger’s leading SaaS accounting software. This collaboration augments SoftLedger’s on-chain and off-chain connectivity in order to support […]

Pipe launches embedded capital-as-a-service to make funding more accessible to millions of SMBs

Partners Include Payment Facilitators Priority, Infinicept, and Boulevard; Pipe Secures Capital to Deploy Over $ 1 Billion to SMBs Pipe, the modern capital platform for fast, frictionless, dilution-free funding, today announced a significant business expansion to make growth capital available to a much broader range of businesses, including the millions of SMBs that have historically […]

Say hello to Planet Insights Platform

The global Planet community gathered to explore how Earth data, analytics, and powerful tools can be used to create insights that characterize our changing physical Earth. On April 11, 2024, Planet’s ecosystem of customers, prospective customers, partners, and employees came together online for a virtual launch of Planet Insights Platform, featuring presentations and demos from […]

HI-CHEW and the Sloomoo Institute collaborate on new line of slime

HI-CHEW and the Sloomoo Institute have collaborated on a new line of slime inspired by the classic candy flavors. But, and I cannot emphasize this enough: DO NOT EAT THE SLOOMOO HI-CHEW SLIME. “But it looks delicious!” you say. Yes, I know. I also want to eat it, but it is not candy, it is […]

Gunzilla Games partners with OpenSea for in-game asset trading

Gunzilla Games has revealed a groundbreaking integration with OpenSea, enabling players to trade in-game assets on the NFT marketplace. This integration will debut with Gunzilla’s upcoming video game, “Off the Grid.” In a statement, Gunzilla Games announced that OpenSea will incorporate the gaming developer’s GUNZ blockchain, which operates on a custom Avalanche subnet. This integration […]

Provident Healthcare Partners announces promotion of Craig Sager to managing director

Provident Healthcare Partners (“Provident”), a leading healthcare investment banking firm, is pleased to announce that Craig Sager has been promoted to Managing Director. “Craig has demonstrated extraordinary dedication, proficiency, and leadership, contributing meaningfully to our firm’s success. His commitment to Provident’s growth and improvement makes him an extremely valuable member of our team,” commented Robert […]

Klarna ‘Wikipink’ challenges broken US credit system with transparent data

Klarna, the AI-powered global payments network, and shopping assistant, today announced in an industry-first, the launch of a new online initiative – Wikipink – aimed at setting new standards for transparency and responsibility in the credit and lending industry. Amid growing scrutiny over the practices of credit providers and increasing credit card debt in the […]

Coin Metrics adds support for Solana

Unleash the Power of Solana: Coin Metrics Now Supports the High-Speed Blockchain! We’re thrilled to announce a major expansion of our blockchain coverage with the official launch of Solana data in our Network Data Pro universe! This highly anticipated release empowers you to dive deep into the vibrant Solana ecosystem with a comprehensive suite of […]

Imaginary Ones partners with Animoca Brands to enhance its Web3 entertainment ecosystem

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, and Imaginary Ones, a Web3 Entertainment and IP company, today announced a partnership to leverage Animoca Brands’ expertise and resources to help shape Imaginary Ones’ token economics, craft an inventive airdrop campaign, and advise Imaginary Ones on its go-to-market strategy. The […]

Planet Mojo ramps up development of Its Web3 gaming metaverse with new strategic round

The fundraising was led by Animoca Brands, Merit Circle and Courtside VC, with participation from Spartan, Sfermion, Alchemy, Big Brain, NGC and others. Quick take: The company said the fund will be crucial in the development of the Mojo ecosystem and the studio’s growth story. Planet Mojo’s first game on its Metaverse platform launched in […]

Cision extends Reddit partnership

Cision’s Brandwatch added Reddit data to its social panels last May. Consumer and media intelligence provider Cision is expanding its partnership with Reddit. Last May, Brandwatch, which is part of Cision, added Reddit data to its Social Panels, giving Brandwatch users access to better analysis of its audiences on the social media platform. The extension […]

Elegen launches ENFINIA™ DNA enhancement for rapid synthesis of highly complex DNA

Following successful, fully subscribed Early Access and Beta Programs, Elegen’s latest ENFINIA™ DNA enhancement provides access to very challenging sequences, including long repeats and STRs, GC[1]rich promoters, enhancers, terminators, ITRs, LTRs and homopolymers. Elegen is the only DNA manufacturer delivering the unique combination of industry-leading complexity, length and NGS-verified accuracy within days, streamlining workflows and […]

Genetesis announces formal publication of results from the MAGNETO trial

Results highlight resting MCG as a rapid, radiation-free alternative to standard of care stress testing for diagnosing myocardial ischemia in acute chest pain patients Genetesis, Inc., a leader in the field of magnetocardiography (MCG), today announced that official results from its MAGNETO trial were published in a special issue of the American Heart Journal Plus: […]

FusionIQ launches unified investment platform

The new platform brings together various investments including digital assets, special purpose vehicles, and ETFs. FusionIQ is making a bid for leadership in the wealth technology space as it unveils a new unified platform for investments within its wealth tech ecosystem. The wealth tech provider’s new platform, FIQ Market One, aims to democratize access to […]

Mythic Therapeutics appoints George Eliades, Ph.D., as President and Chief Executive Officer

Mythic Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to the development of next-generation antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) therapies for the treatment of a wide range of cancers, announced that George Eliades, Ph.D., has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “I am delighted to welcome George to the Mythic team,” said Brian Fiske, Ph.D., […]

NEAR Protocol launches chain signatures for multichain transactions

NEAR Protocol Co-Founder and NEAR Foundation CEO Illia Polosukhin announced the launch of Chain Signatures at BUIDL Asia event in Seoul, Korea. This feature empowers NEAR accounts, including smart contracts, to sign transactions for any blockchain. NEAR Protocol: Cross-Chain Transactions and Chain Signatures Chain Signatures leverage a decentralized Multi-Party Computation (MPC) network, utilizing NEAR Protocol […]

Nature Communications publishes Zapata AI research on generative AI for optimization

The paper demonstrates how generative AI can improve upon existing techniques for solving optimization problems common in industrial settings.  Zapata Computing Holdings Inc. (“Zapata AI”) (Nasdaq: ZPTA), the Industrial Generative AI company, today announced that its foundational research on generator-enhanced optimization (GEO) has been published in the esteemed Nature Communications journal. The research, titled “Enhancing […]

Cision and Reddit announce expanded partnership to deliver richer social insights

New Agreement Provides Access to Unfiltered Consumer Conversations Through Reddit’s Full Data Stream Cision, the leader in consumer and media intelligence solutions, and Reddit, home to hundreds of thousands of online communities, endless conversation, and authentic human connection, today announced an expanded partnership deal. Through this collaboration, Cision and Brandwatch customers gain broader access to […]

NEAR launches multichain transaction from one account feature

Chain signatures allow users to transact on any network from one account. The NEAR Foundation, the non-profit behind the layer-1 NEAR Protocol, announced that the protocol now supports chain signatures, offering users multichain access from their NEAR account. The chain signatures network is secured in part by Eigenlayer, which joins NEAR as a launch partner, […]

Gunzilla Games announces $30M in funding co-led by CoinFund and Avalanche’s Blizzard Fund

Gunzilla Games, a AAA game development studio, announces a combined $30 million of funding, consisting of a $10 million strategic token round co-led by CoinFund and Avalanche’s Blizzard Fund and with participation by Republic Capital and Morningstar Ventures, as well as previously unreported equity and validator sales. Gunzilla Games is the developer behind Off The […]

Zapata AI and Andretti Acquisition Corp. announce closing of business combination

Zapata AI’s shares to trade on Nasdaq stock exchange under new ticker symbol “ZPTA” Provides Zapata AI with financial flexibility to fuel innovation, drive enterprise customer acquisition and advance its enterprise growth strategy. Zapata Computing, Inc. (“Zapata AI”), the Industrial Generative AI software company developing solutions to solve enterprises’ most difficult, industrial-scale problems, announced today […]

Paxos, Hashnote partner for PayPal stablecoin and USYC token integration

The partnership between Hashnote and Paxos will facilitate a “two-way atomic settlement process” that allows for instantaneous conversions between the yield-bearing USYC token and PayPal’s stablecoin. Digital asset manager Hashnote said it is partnering with Paxos as the two companies plan to roll out an integration between PayPal’s stablecoin and the yield-bearing USYC token, according […]

Language I/O: The role of AI in travel industry communication

AI: Revolutionizing communication in the travel industry The travel industry thrives on connecting people across geographical and cultural boundaries, but one critical aspect of that connection remains a hurdle: communication. Effective communication conveys information, emotions and nuances accurately, but those important subtleties are often lost in translation. The transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) and […]

Gunzilla Games announces $30M in funding co-led by CoinFund and Avalanche

Gunzilla Games is pleased to announce a combined $30M of funding, consisting of a $10M strategic token round co-led by CoinFund and Avalanche’s Blizzard Fund and with participation by Republic Capital and Morningstar Ventures, as well as previously unreported equity and validator sales. Alongside Off The Grid, we have also simultaneously developed GUNZ, a blockchain-based […]

Animoca Brands teams up with Japan’s KDDI on Web3 metaverse projects

Animoca Brands Japan and KDDI are collaborating to boost the adoption for Web3 through Animoca’s Mocaverse and a platform called αU (Alpha U). Animoca Brands Japan is the Tokyo subsidiary of the Web3 company Animoca Brands. It has joined with KDDI, a major Japanese telecommunications provider, in an agreement to expedite the adoption of Web3. […]

Zebedee: How revenue sharing can support free-to-play

Zebedee’s CSO Ben Cousens discusses how times are changing and how strategies towards monetisation and UA need to change Monetisation and user acquisition strategies have changed in recent years as they adapt to market changes and an ever-increasing sense of competition within the mobile games industry. Keeping your game profitable while satisfying players in the […]

Jackpot.com launches in Arkansas

Arkansas marks Jackpot.com’s fifth market launch, in a little over a year, as it grows to digitize the lottery across the United States; Jackpot.com’s Lottery App is already live in Texas, Ohio, New York, and Massachusetts. The company is supported by industry leaders in sports and entertainment, including the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, San […]

LENZ Therapeutics announces completion of merger with Graphite Bio and provides update on recent clinical and corporate progress

LENZ Therapeutics to debut on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “LENZ” as a publicly traded company advancing late clinical-stage assets for the treatment of presbyopia Topline data from registration-enabling Phase 3 CLARITY trials for lead assets LNZ100 and LNZ101 expected in April 2024 Strong balance sheet with approximately $210 million of cash and cash equivalents, […]

FusionIQ appoints former Fidelity leader as senior strategic advisor

Industry veteran will engage with wealth managers and help enhance platform. FusionIQ has announced a new appointment to enhance its platform to help industry professionals become digital wealth leaders. John Phillips joins the firm as senior strategic advisor, with extensive knowledge of the financial services industry built up in roles such as chief operating officer […]

Language I/O: Introducing translation optimization: Enhancing multilingual support conversations with AI

In today’s global landscape, businesses interact with customers from diverse linguistic backgrounds more than ever before. This is one reason we see 88% of support teams offering multilingual support (Intercom). However, maintaining the quality of these interactions across all the languages your organization supports presents significant challenges. At Language I/O, we understand the significance effective […]

Eesee receives strategic investment from and partners with Animoca Brands

Eesee, the UAE-based startup that allows users to place tiny bids on high value assets such as cryptocurrencies, NFTs and real-world assets, today announced it has received an investment from and partnered with  Animoca Brands. As part of the partnership, Animoca Brands will provide its industry expertise and connections to Eesee, bolstering Eesee’s goal to […]

Lukka: The evolution of ETFs and their entry into the crypto world

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) have revolutionized the investment landscape, offering a unique blend of the trading flexibility of individual stocks and the diversified risk profile of mutual funds. In this series, we embark on an explorative journey to understand how ETFs have evolved from traditional financial instruments to becoming key players in the innovative world of […]

Reddit prices IPO at $34 per share in first major social media offering since 2019

Reddit priced its IPO on Wednesday at $34 a share, valuing the social media company at about $6.5 billion. The company priced at the top of its expected range, which was $31 to $34 a share. Investors are closely monitoring Reddit’s debut following an IPO dry spell. Reddit, the 19-year-old website that hosts millions of […]

Templum announces its Private Markets Suite is now available

Templum, Inc, the operating system for private markets and alternative assets™, has made its industry-leading Private Markets Suite available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Microsoft Azure users can now connect with Templum via Microsoft’s Marketplace, streamlining the process of accessing Templum’s patent-pending Private Markets Suite. Templum’s suite offers award-winning industry solutions and extensions to automate […]

Boots rolls out Klarna payments on app and website

Health and beauty giant Boots has rolled out the use of Klarna payments from today, Retail Week can reveal. The global payments provider will now allow Boots customers to benefit from its “smooth payments experience” when shopping online or using the app. Customers have the option to pay for products either instantly in full, within […]

Templum announces its Private Markets Suite is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Templum, Inc. (“Templum”), the operating system for private markets and alternative assetsTM, has made its industry-leading Private Markets Suite available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Microsoft Azure users can now connect with Templum via Microsoft’s Marketplace, streamlining the process of accessing Templum’s patent-pending Private Markets Suite.  Templum’s suite offers award-winning industry solutions and extensions to […]

Criptan selects Lukka for enhanced crypto financial data management

Criptan, a consumer-focused crypto broker, has selected Lukka, the leading global provider of institutional crypto data and SaaS data management services, to enhance its crypto asset financial data management capabilities. This decision aims to strengthen Criptan’s middle and back-office operations, improving its system’s scalability, auditability, and reporting flexibility in the rapidly evolving crypto industry. Criptan […]

Animoca Brands: Open Campus ushers in new era of learning by empowering lifelong learners with control over their educational identity and data

Over 100,000 Open Campus IDs have been claimed since launch in January, marking a significant step in adoption of its Web3 education protocol Open Campus, the pioneering community-led Web3 education protocol dedicated to transforming the education sector, announced today a significant milestone: more than 100,000 learners worldwide have now claimed their Open Campus ID. Launched […]

Relation Therapeutics secures $35 million of new seed financing led by DCVC and co-lead NVentures, NVIDIA’s venture arm

Relation Therapeutics, a biotechnology company at the forefront of leveraging computational and experimental approaches to drug discovery, today announced $35 million in new seed financing, bringing its total seed fundraise to $60 million. This latest round was led by DCVC and co-led by NVIDIA’s venture arm, NVentures, with participation from initial seed lead Magnetic Ventures, […]

Halfday Prebiotic Iced Tea rolls out nationally at Whole Foods Market

Halfday, the leading prebiotic iced tea, has announced that it’s kicking off its 2024 expansion with a national rollout into all Whole Foods Market stores. “Halfday is on a mission to make gut health more fun, delicious and accessible and this milestone supports the company’s plan to significantly increase its in-store availability in 2024,” said […]

Montana Technologies to combine with Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition II Corp. to commercialize its transformational AirJoule™ technology to revolutionize and accelerate decarbonization of HVAC systems and water supply

Montana Technologies’ AirJoule™ technology sustainably meets challenges of comfort cooling and water supply, reduces energy consumption, eliminates harmful refrigerants, and creates cost savings AirJoule™, validated by the scientific community, enables the atmosphere to become an accessible renewable energy and water resource around the clock, on the majority of the earth’s surface Montana Technologies has world-class […]

Bullish and Lukka release enhanced API to support mutual institutional customers

Bullish, one of the fastest-growing, regulated digital asset exchanges, today announced its enhanced integration with Lukka, the leading provider of enterprise-crypto asset software and data services, to provide Bullish customers with increased efficiency in managing their data through Lukka’s institutional API connectivity. A seamless solution for the crypto asset community The API connectivity streamlines the […]

Ambience Healthcare raises $70M to scale the most comprehensive AI operating system for healthcare organizations

Ambience Healthcare, the most comprehensive AI operating system for healthcare organizations, has announced a $70M Series B raise co-led by Kleiner Perkins and OpenAI Startup Fund. The raise also includes existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Optum Ventures. “Healthcare is one of AI’s most promising opportunities to create an outsized positive impact on the world. Ambience […]

Nirvana Cloud unveils specialized blockchain computing service

Redefining Web3 efficiency and cost-effectiveness Nirvana Labs has introduced its Nirvana Cloud computing service tailored specifically for blockchain workloads, securing $1.7 million in pre-seed funding and gaining blockchain giants Chainlink and Avalanche as clients, according to CEO Dan Burke. The startup aims to attract Web3 projects away from general-purpose cloud providers like Amazon Web Services […]

Nirvana Cloud debuts as blockchain-optimized alternative to AWS and Google

The startup’s cloud service uses hardware optimized for blockchains Nirvana Labs is debuting its Nirvana Cloud computing service meant to work specifically with blockchain workloads. CEO Dan Burke told Blockworks that the startup raised $1.7 million in pre-seed funding, and counts blockchain platforms like Chainlink and Avalanche as clients. According to Burke, the company is […]

Klarna reveals 2023 sustainability progress: 25% GHG emissions reduction, $24.5M for planet health, and a surge in conscious shopping

Klarna, the AI powered global payments provider and shopping assistant, today announced its significant sustainability achievements from the past year. In 2023, saw a significant uptick in the use of its features that provide consumers with information about the sustainability efforts of merchants and promote conscious shopping, contributing to 4.75 million purchases from more conscious […]

MatrixSpace: Protecting air corridors at regional airports

While there’s a lot of attention given to drone detection and counter drone solutions, we also hear from customers about the need for higher levels of ground and air surveillance in the general aviation space. In particular, at smaller, regional airports, when there are limited or even no personnel or control tower. Small and medium-size […]

Bullish partners with Paxos to provide market-leading liquidity for PYUSD

Bullish, one of the fastest-growing, regulated digital asset exchanges, today announced that its affiliate, BTH, has partnered with Paxos, one of the leading regulated blockchain and tokenization infrastructure platforms. The collaboration offers traders and market makers significant liquidity on the Bullish exchange for the regulated, PayPal USD (PYUSD), PayPal’s stablecoin issued by Paxos, and firmly […]

Alloy: How to turn identity fraud prevention into a competitive advantage

Identity fraud is an increasing challenge for financial institutions, but effective precautions should do more than mitigate risk. A secure, digital onboarding process has the potential to help kick start growth. Identity fraud is an ongoing issue for banking institutions, but advancements in new technologies, like GenAI, are ushering in a brave new world for […]

Velvet launches first investment marketplace for offshore accredited investors in partnership with Templum

Targeting global high-net-worth investors and family offices, Velvet aims to facilitate transactions of up to $250 million on the platform in 2024 The partnership brings Templum’s infrastructure to enable investments by international offshore investors in category defining companies such as SpaceX, OpenAI, and Neuralink Velvet, a company specializing in the buying and selling of equity […]

Risk management in embedded finance wasn’t working, so Alloy fixed it

Alloy introduces a win-win risk management solution for all sides of embedded finance partnerships In an embedded finance partnership, banks and fintechs have different priorities when onboarding new customers — but those priorities don’t actually have to compete with each other. For many banks, embedded finance has been a ticket to reinvigorated, rapid growth. Opening […]

Montana Technologies announces investment from Rice Investment Group

Rice Investing $10 Million in Private Capital Raise Led By Carrier Ventures Investment Comes Ahead of Montana’s Business Combination With Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition II Corp. (“XPDB”) Montana’s Patented AirJoule® System Reduces Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions for Air Conditioning, While Reducing or Eliminating Refrigerants and Providing Water from Air Montana Technologies LLC (“Montana” […]

Gemini Sports Analytics partners with Infinite Athlete for FusionFeed API

Gemini Sports Analytics, which makes no-code predictive AI models, is partnering with Infinite Athlete to use its data- and video-syncing FusionFeed API for operational efficiency. Teams that are mutual users of both technology firms will have streamlined data ingestion and analysis, helping fuel its machine learning algorithms and Gemini’s numerous data and tech partners: DataRobot, […]

Bobbie launches supplements as it expands beyond baby formula

Baby formula brand Bobbie is entering a new category as it looks to become a bigger player in pediatric nutrition. Bobbie is launching two new types of supplements that aim to address common pediatric deficiencies. The products, a vitamin D supplement and a probiotic supplement, are drops that can be mixed into formula. This launch […]

D-Wave and Zapata AI announce strategic technical and commercial collaboration to advance Quantum-enabled machine learning

Partnership brings together powerful generative AI and quantum computing technologies focused on building applications for accelerating new discoveries and solving complex optimization problems D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) (“D-Wave”), a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services and the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers, and Zapata Computing, Inc. (operating as Zapata AI), […]

Ledn co-founder anticipates future ETFs to include Bitcoin-Ether mix

The traditional structure of Spot Bitcoin ETFs may be reaching its peak. Mauricio Di Bartolomeo, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Ledn, anticipates a shift beyond vanilla ETFs. He expects these to incorporate a wider range of crypto assets within single investment vehicles in the coming year. The Ledn executive said he sees a clear […]

First shipments of MatrixSpace Radar

MatrixSpace Radar – the smallest, lightest, low cost, high-performance radar – is now shipping to commercial and public organizations in the United States and approved international countries. The award-winning product’s commercial delivery follows its recent Federal Communications Commission authorization. Designed and developed in the USA, MatrixSpace Radar offers robust situational awareness of both airborne and […]

DraftKings reaches agreement to acquire Jackpocket for $750 million

Transaction Expected to Drive $60 Million to $100 Million of Adjusted EBITDA in Fiscal Year 2026 DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) (“DraftKings” and the “Company”) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Jackpocket, the leading lottery app* in the United States, for total consideration of approximately $750 million, with approximately 55 percent of […]

Andretti Acquisition merges with Zapata Computing, Inc.

Andretti Acquisition Corporation Class A (WNNR) has released an update. Andretti Acquisition Corp. has entered into a business combination agreement with Zapata Computing, Inc., with Zapata to become a subsidiary of Andretti post-merger. Zapata recently forged a commercial collaboration with D-Wave Quantum Inc. and raised $13.2 million through Senior Secured Notes to fuel their expansion. […]

i80 Group leads $150m financing round for FinTech leader ID Finance

ID Finance, a leading FinTech based in Spain and Mexico, has recently concluded a significant financial milestone by securing $150m in debt financing. This round was led by the i80 Group, marking the largest financing round in the company’s history. The fresh capital infusion is earmarked for the acceleration of their flagship financial wellness application, […]

Animoca Brands partners with HashPalette to boost Japanese Web3 gaming sector

Animoca Brands Japan, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Web3 entity Animoca Brands, has announced a new partnership with HashPalette to facilitate the global expansion of Japan’s Web3 gaming sector. This strategic collaboration is set to provide marketing support for HashPalette’s game, THE LAND ELF Crossing (THE LAND), aiming to introduce the Japanese blockchain game […]

RW3 Ventures raises fund for early-stage blockchain and Web3 investments

Backed by The Raptor Group and Mubadala Capital, RW3 Ventures to Invest in Most Disruptive Blockchain Technology RW3 Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on the blockchain industry, today announced the successful closing of RW3 Ventures Fund I LP (“Fund I” or the “Fund”), with $60 million in capital commitments. The Fund received significant […]

The future of gaming: An interview with Yat Siu, Chairman of the Board, Animoca Brands

I recently attended Roblox’s Q4/FY 2023 earnings videoconference. While the numbers are all growing and, undoubtedly, massive, I still struggle with the huge bottom-line losses reported by Roblox year after year. I can’t stop thinking this in my head: there is something wrong here. It made me think of Matthew Ball’s recent essay, “The Tremendous […]

Param Labs and Animoca Brands partner to innovate and advance gaming industry in MENA and beyond

Param Labs, a leader in game and technology development, and Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, today announced a strategic partnership to leverage Animoca Brands’ expertise to bolster Param Labs’ go-to-market strategy, particularly in the area of launching innovative Web3 products, and to refine Param Labs’ blockchain […]

Otter AI knows what you missed on boring business calls

Struggling to drum up the enthusiasm for your fifth video meeting of the day? A new AI assistant is making it easier than ever to skip business meetings and catch up on what you missed. Otter has long provided automatic transcriptions of meetings you’ve attended. Now, the company’s new Meeting GenAI will bring you up […]

Kashable banks $25.6M to offer employment-based lending

More and more employers are adding financial products to their employee benefits and perks, and many startups have jumped into this sector to help. Fintech company Kashable is the latest to also grab some venture capital attention for its approach to offering credit and financial wellness products as an employer-sponsored voluntary benefit. The company raised […]

Liberis partners with Alloy to accelerate international expansion and reduce friction for merchants

Liberis, the leading global embedded finance platform, today announced a partnership with Alloy, the identity risk management company. The partnership will enable Liberis to leverage Alloy’s platform to fast-track its global growth and simplify the merchant experience by integrating automated compliance verifications into the funding application process. Additionally, it will facilitate the creation of custom, […]

Ambience Healthcare secures $70m funding to transform healthcare workflows with AI

Ambience Healthcare, an AI company specializing in healthcare services, has recently secured a significant $70 million in a Series B funding round. This funding round was co-led by OpenAI’s Startup Fund and Kleiner Perkins, and included participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Optum Ventures. This latest funding round is expected to support Ambience Healthcare’s […]

NEAR Protocol partners with D3 to apply for .Near top-level domain

The NEAR Foundation, the Swiss non-profit organization fostering the growth and decentralization of the NEAR Protocol and ecosystem, today announced it has exclusively partnered with D3 Global, a next-generation domain name company developing interoperable digital identities, to apply for and obtain the .near Top-Level Domain (TLD) during ICANN’s upcoming application window. The NEAR Foundation, the […]

Near Foundation: Meta Pool launches Enterprise Node Operators program

The Enterprise Node Operators program aims to onboard top-tier Institutions and companies into the NEAR Ecosystem. Meta Pool, the liquid staking solution built on NEAR, partnered with the NEAR Foundation to provide guidance and oversee the rollout and operation of the program. Enterprise Node operators contribute to marketing, community building, and financial support. Meta Pool […]

Coin Metrics integrates Network Data Metrics on TradingView

Coin Metrics, the leading provider of crypto financial intelligence, is pleased to announce that its community data product suite has been successfully integrated into TradingView, offering TradingView users a comprehensive cryptoasset analytics experience. TradingView, a charting and analysis platform serving more than 50 million traders and investors, now offers Coin Metrics’ Network Data Pro data […]

Liberis partners with Alloy to accelerate international expansion and reduce friction for merchants

Liberis, the leading global embedded finance platform, today announced a partnership with Alloy, the identity risk management company behind over 500 of the world’s leading banks and fintechs. The partnership will enable Liberis to leverage Alloy’s platform to fast-track its global growth, and simplify the merchant experience by integrating automated compliance verifications into the funding […]

Mastercard expands partnership with SadaPay to address financial needs of SMEs, freelancers

Mastercard and SadaPay have ex­panded their strategic business partnership to launch SME debit and credit cards in Pakistan. The multi-year collaboration will see the two companies boost finan­cial inclusion among the country’s small businesses and freelancers. Pakistan is home to over 5.2 mil­lion MSMEs and a booming digital payments landscape. The intro­duction of the SME […]

Animoca Brands Japan appoints new COO to drive Web3 expansion

Kensuke Amo, most recently served as Coincheck’s managing executive officer, has joined Animoca to lead the Japanese market. Animoca Brands Japan, a subsidiary of web3 investor Animoca Brands, has appointed industry veteran Kensuke Amo as its chief operating officer, as the company continues to drive growth in Japan. Animoca said today in a statement that […]

US DOT approves $2.5B in bonds for Brightline West rail project

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved $2.5 billion worth of bonds to help fund the Brightline West high-speed rail project connecting Las Vegas, Nevada, and Southern California. The 218-mile line, estimated to cost $12 billion in total, will run along the I-15 median with electric trains capable of running at 186 mph. The […]

Carry1st announces strategic investment from Sony Innovation Fund

Carry1st, Africa’s leading game publisher and digital commerce platform, announces a strategic investment by Sony Innovation Fund, the venture capital arm of Sony Group Corporation (“Sony”). Carry1st is the inaugural investment out of Sony Innovation Fund: Africa, which was established by Sony as an initiative to support the growth of entertainment businesses in Africa. Driven […]

Montana Technologies and GE Vernova agree to form a joint venture to manufacture transformational air conditioning and atmospheric water harvesting products

Combining GE Vernova’s Proprietary Sorbent Materials and Coating Processes with Montana’s Patented AirJoule® System Can Reduce Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions in Air Conditioning, While Reducing or Eliminating Refrigerants and Providing Pure Water from Air The 50/50 Relationship Will Leverage Montana’s Global Supply Agreement With BASF, the World’s Largest Chemical Company and Manufacturer of Adsorbent […]

The QRDO Foundation

The Foundation’s Mission The QRDO Foundation has a clear mission: to safeguard and nurture the Qredo Network ecosystem and the QRDO token.  We have created a short TL;DR about the QRDO token value proposition going forward, establishing QRDO as a new origin token for future airdrops and continued utility for the Qredochain. Within this mission, […]

The OPEN Unicorn™ Index Fund now available for investment on Templum One

Templum, Inc. (“Templum”), the operating system for private markets and alternative assetsTM announced today that investors can now access the OPEN Unicorn™ Index Fund, from OpenVC, Inc. (OPEN) on Templum One, Templum’s private market and alternative asset ecosystem solution.  Through Templum One, OPEN can access a diverse pool of investors and investors can access a […]

Pivot Bio appoints Jim Collins to its Board of Directors

New director brings deep agribusiness experience to leading growth company Pivot Bio, a leading sustainable agriculture company, announced today James C. Collins Jr. has been elected to the Pivot Bio Board of Directors, effective Jan. 23. Collins brings to the company an impressive resume that includes leadership positions at various well-known agribusinesses. “Jim is a […]

Mysten Labs partners with Alibaba Cloud to bolster Sui blockchain ecosystem

Mysten Labs collaborates with Alibaba Cloud to enhance the Sui blockchain ecosystem, introducing AI-assisted development tools, educational programs, and global infrastructural support. Mysten Labs, a key developer behind the Sui blockchain, has announced an expanded partnership with Alibaba Cloud. This collaboration aims to bolster the Sui blockchain ecosystem through a series of innovative services, notably […]

Elegen and GSK sign collaboration and licensing agreement to further develop Elegen’s cell-free DNA production technology

Multi-year collaboration allows GSK to leverage Elegen’s cell-free synthetic DNA production technology. Agreement provides Elegen up to $35 million in near-term financial and development support and fees, in addition to sales of ENFINIA™ DNA and a potential equity investment in Elegen by GSK. Elegen, a leader in DNA manufacturing innovation, today announced a collaboration and […]

PrimisAI unveils premium version of RapidGPT, redefining hardware engineering

PrimisAI, the leading provider of cutting-edge AI-powered hardware design automation, is thrilled to announce the release of the premium version of its revolutionary RapidGPT tool. RapidGPT empowers engineers with the ability to interact with their design and the entire EDA ecosystem with a natural language interface, significantly boosting productivity, accelerating time-to-market, and transcending traditional automation. […]

Telefónica partners with Helium to roll out mobile hotspots in Mexico

Helium’s native token is up by 5.71% over the past 24-hours. One of the largest telecommunication services provider. Telefónica (TEF), is rolling out mobile hotspots in Mexico City and Oaxaca in partnership with Nova Labs, which is built atop the Helium blockchain. Telefónica customers will be able to tap into Helium’s mobile hotspots with the […]

OneD Battery Life Sciences partners with Koch Modular to produce critical EV material

OneD Battery Life Sciences has teamed up with Koch Modular Process Systems in a strategic partnership to produce silicon-graphite anode materials for electric vehicles on a large scale. The two companies are currently designing the first integrated North American manufacturing plant to produce 20,000 tons of silicon-graphite anode material per year, which is enough for […]

Kashable closes $25.6M Series B funding to expand financial wellness solutions for employees

First-to-Market Software Solution to Integrate with Payroll Systems and Enable Fully-Automated Underwriting Kashable, a fintech platform that provides socially responsible credit and financial wellness solutions as an employer-sponsored voluntary benefit, today announced a Series B capital raise of $25.6 million. The round was co-led by Revolution Ventures and Moneta Ventures, with participation from EJF Capital […]

MLS admits six sports tech startups to accelerator and details Apple TV docuseries

Innovation Lab will give early-stage firms an opportunity to test and develop their wares. MLS Innovation Lab will be annual initiative League is in second year of US$2.5bn global broadcast deal with Apple Box to Box Films also created Drive to Survive for F1 and Netflix Major League Soccer (MLS) has formally taken the wraps […]

Paxos expands to the Solana Blockchain

First expansion of Paxos stablecoins to a new blockchain Paxos is the only blockchain platform to be regulated in multiple jurisdictions and across multiple blockchains December 22, 2023 – New York, NY –  Paxos, the leading regulated blockchain & tokenization infrastructure platform, is pleased to announce a strategic expansion of its stablecoin issuance to the […]

Aave community votes to integrate PayPal’s stablecoin

Decentralized non-custodial lending and borrowing protocol Aave is voting to onboard PayPal’s PYUSD stablecoin issued by Paxos Trust Company. In an ongoing governance vote, 99.98% of the participating AAVE token holders favor integrating PYUSD into AAVE’s Ethereum-based pool. The voting on the proposal, termed temperature check, floated by Trident Digital on Dec. 18, will end […]

Jackpot.com launches in Massachusetts

Players in Massachusetts will be able to purchase, store and redeem official lottery tickets through secure servers. Jackpot.com has launched in Massachusetts. The lottery app is designed to allow customers to buy official state lottery tickets through their phones in a secure system. As well as storing tickets, players can also collect the winnings directly […]

Pivot Bio names Robert Houghton Chief Financial Officer

Pivot Bio, a leading sustainable agriculture company, today announced the appointment of Robert Houghton as the company’s chief financial officer. Houghton will oversee corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, accounting, investor relations, internal audit, risk management and the company’s capital market strategy. He replaces Doug Jeffries, who served as Pivot Bio’s chief financial […]

Power & Digital II merger partner Montana Technologies signs term sheet with Carrier

Montana’s AirJoule Technology Aims to Reduce Power Consumption and Carbon Emission, While Reducing or Eliminating the Use of Refrigerants Includes $10 Million Growth Equity Investment Conditional Commitment from Carrier Following Montana’s Recent Agreements with CATL and BASF Carrier to Nominate Member to Board of Post-Combination Entity Following the Merger Between Montana and Power & Digital […]

Sequoia partner Matt Miller appointed to Klarna board

Klarna, the AI powered global payments network and shopping assistant, announced today Matthew Miller will join the boards of Klarna Holding AB and its subsidiary, Klarna Bank AB. Matt Miller is a long-standing Partner at Sequoia focused on early and growth stage investments in technology companies across the US and Europe. Over the last 11 […]

FusionIQ announces partnership with Kinecta Federal Credit Union, to implement fully integrated solution

FusionIQ’s digital wealth platform selected for offerings that address community-based financial institutions FusionIQ, a leader in the delivery of cloud-based wealth management solutions with their all-in-one digital platform for financial institutions, today announced a partnership with Kinecta Federal Credit Union. The integrated FusionIQ One platform makes it easy for banks and credit unions to offer […]

Lemon Perfect introduces larger bottles and new flavours for 2024

In a move aimed at meeting growing consumer preferences, flavour-enhanced water brand Lemon Perfect has unveiled a significant expansion plan for 2024. The Beyoncé-backed company announced the introduction of larger 15.2-fluid-ounce bottles, replacing the original 12-fluid-ounce size, and the launch of three new flavours: Blueberry, Coconut and Watermelon. The decision to increase the bottle size […]

Axie Infinity in 2023: A year of challenges, growth, and innovation

In the rapidly evolving world of blockchain gaming, 2023 was a landmark year for Axie Infinity. The platform navigated significant challenges, experienced exponential growth, and introduced innovative concepts, strengthening its foothold in the web3 landscape. Addressing Challenges and Scaling Growth Axie Infinity kicked off the year by implementing key features such as Axie Core and […]

Qredo revamps leadership with new CEO amid financial reboot

This change, initiated by lead investor 10T Holdings, marks a significant step in restructuring the company’s leadership. Qredo, known for its cryptocurrency custody services, has recently seen a major shift in its top management. Anthony Foy, the co-founder and CEO, has been replaced by Duncan Payne-Shelley, who previously served as the CFO. This change, initiated […]

Animoca Brands and T&B Media Global partner to expand ecosystem capabilities in Web3 space

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, and T&B Media Global (T&B), a leading Intellectual Property (IP) company dedicated to the development of entertainment technologies and the art of storytelling, today announced a strategic collaboration to cooperate on a multi-tiered engagement, starting with cross promotion of NFTs from […]

Can Coupang’s $500 Million lifeline save Farfetch from falling out of fashion?

After a roller coaster year of surprises, including a November decision to withhold its earnings results for the third quarter of 2023 and the cancellation of its planned conference call, Farfetch has been acquired by South Korean eCommerce giant Coupang. Will it be enough to save the struggling luxury retailer from going out of style? […]

MatrixSpace announces FCC authorization of MatrixSpace Radar

Advanced Air and Ground-based Surveillance Services Now Available Globally MatrixSpace announces the authorization of MatrixSpace Radar by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). MatrixSpace Radar has been thoroughly tested to perform within the FCC’s emissions and frequencies specifications and can now be sold to commercial and public organizations in the United States. MatrixSpace offers radio navigation […]

Zafrens launches with $23M in financing to advance multiple stages of drug discovery in a single experiment at unprecedented scale

Zafrens, a multi-modality drug discovery company, today announced the close of $23 million in financing led by Prime Movers Lab with participation from BlueYard Capital, KOFA Healthcare, Global Brains, FoundersX Ventures, Alix Ventures, Possible Ventures, Iaso Ventures, Hawktail, and other investors. The financing will be used to optimize breakthrough applications of the company’s Z-Screen™ platform […]

Toragen, Inc. announced positive safety data update from Cohort 2 and the initiation of its dose expansion of its Phase 1 trial in patients with human papillomavirus-induced cancer

Toragen is primarily focused on uniquely selective drugs targeting cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (“HPV”) No safety issues identified in Cohort 2 Now proceeding to Cohort 3, for which patients have been identified Also proceeding to Expansion Phase for which patients are being recruited Today, Toragen Inc., a San Diego-based clinical-stage biotechnology company focused […]

Chipper Services expands to 40 money transmitter licences in the US

Chipper Cash has secured 40 money transmitter licences across all US states for both retail and business customers, for domestic and international money transfers.  Chipper’s US licencing program allows the company to obtain money transmitter licences for 80% of the states in the US. The remaining 20% of the states are supported by well-established banking […]

Sports streaming platform Caffeine.TV hits 60 million active users

Caffeine.TV, a free global live sports broadcasting platform, surpassed 60 million monthly active users today, a massive jump from 5 million a year ago. The news comes with a few new partners signed on to build a live sports platform fit for the next generation, the company told Cord Cutters News. The Caffeine.TV platform launched […]

HiberCell Inc and Merck join forces to revolutionize treatment of clear cell renal cell carcinoma

HiberCell, Inc. has recently announced an exciting collaboration with Merck, set to revolutionize the treatment of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This groundbreaking partnership will involve the evaluation of HC-7366, a potent activator of ISR kinase GCN2, in combination with Merck’s renowned oral hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (HIF-2α) inhibitor, WELIREG® (belzutifan). Together, these innovative therapies hold […]

Animoca Brands raises additional $11.88m in second tranche of funding for Mocaverse

Animoca Brands Corporation Limited, the Hong Kong-based company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, has on Friday announced a second tranche of funding of $11.89 million for its non-fungible token (NFT) collection Mocaverse, following a first tranche investment of $20 million announced previously. Animoca Brands said in a statement that participants […]

US stock trading app Webull enters Mexico with Flink acquisition

New York-headquartered stock trading app Webull has acquired investment platform Flink to mark its entry into the Mexican market. The deal, the financial terms of which were not disclosed, also includes the Mexican brokerage house Vifaru Casa de Bolsa, which Flink agreed to purchase in May 2022. Webull is leveraging the purchase of the pair […]

Hut 8 and USBTC announce completion of business combination

Shares of Hut 8 Corp. common stock are expected to begin trading on Nasdaq and the TSX on December 4 under the ticker symbol “HUT” Completion of the transaction creates a strong, diversified, and infrastructure rich organization with a pipeline of greenfield and brownfield opportunities Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” […]

HiberCell announces successful completion and interim results of phase 1 study of novel PERK inhibitor, HC-5404

Data demonstrating favorable safety and tolerability profile; a maximum tolerated dose (MTD) was not determined Dose-dependent exposure and pathway engagement observed starting from lowest dose levels Preliminary signs of efficacy in multiple tumor types, including Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC): 1 partial response and multiple patients with stable disease in heavily pre-treated population Company seeking partners […]

MontyCloud secures innovative patent

MontyCloud secures innovative patent, revolutionizing autonomous CloudOps and paving the way for CloudOps Copilot. MontyCloud announced today the granting of its revolutionary patent, “SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING MANAGEMENT OF CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE BY USING SMART BOTS.” This patent stands at the intersection of innovation and utility, serving as the backbone of MontyCloud’s latest offering, the […]

US Bitcoin Corp stockholders approve transformational business combination with Hut 8

Today, U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. d/b/a US Bitcoin Corp (USBTC) is thrilled to announce that its stockholders have overwhelmingly voted in favor of the proposed business combination (the “Transaction”) with Hut 8 Mining Corp. (“Hut 8”) (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT), one of North America’s largest and innovative digital asset mining pioneers. This decision follows […]

bolttech’s Stephan Tan recognised as Executive of the Year – Insurtech at the SBR Management Excellence Awards

His vision and dedication continue to drive the company’s mission to build the world’s most internationally scaled technology-enabled insurance ecosystem. Stephan Tan, bolttech’s Group Chief Strategy Officer, and CEO – Insurance Solutions has been named the Executive of the Year – Insurtech at the SBR Management Excellence Awards. The award recognised his exceptional leadership and […]

ID Finance secures landmark €12m credit line to boost Spain’s consumer lending

ID Finance, a prominent FinTech company, has achieved a significant milestone by securing a €12m credit line from a listed bank. The financing agreement is set to bolster ID Finance’s consumer lending operations in Spain, where it has already established a strong presence with over two million unique registered users. This move is expected to […]

Klarna wins regulatory approval to offer credit, payments in UK

Klarna Bank AB won approval to offer credit and payment products in the UK, though the new authorization excludes the company’s popular buy-now-pay-later loans. The Financial Conduct Authority’s new authorization allows it to continue operations in the UK market just as a temporary approval it received in the aftermath of Brexit was due to expire […]

Bazooka Tango nabs $5M to develop tactical collectible card game ‘Shardbound’

Bazooka Tango — a gaming studio founded by former Rockstar and Riot developers — raised $5 million in a funding round led by BITKRAFT Ventures. The proceeds will be put toward Shardbound, the upcoming immersive multiplayer game that combines trading card game (TCG) elements, tactical maneuvers and digital collectibles. The company was founded in 2019 […]

DOE and Montana Technologies announce breakthrough in HVAC and water harvesting technology

Breakthrough Approach will Bring a Low-Cost, Low-Energy Refrigerant-Free HVAC and Drinkable Water Solution to the World Montana’s AirJoule™ Technology Can Reduce Power Consumption by up to 75% and Can Reduce Carbon Emissions by a corresponding percentage Montana Technologies LLC, the inventor of AirJoule™, and the Department of Energy today announced that they have successfully overcome […]

Artifact Lab secures $2 million in pre-seed funding

Artifact Lab, a Next-Generation In-Game User Profile and Monetization Platform, Joins Forces with Leading Web3 Investors to Fuel Rapid Expansion Artifact Lab, a cutting-edge platform revolutionizing how mobile games monetize players in an era driven by privacy, proudly announces the successful completion of its $2 million pre-seed funding round. RW3 Ventures and IOSG Ventures are […]

Paxos receives In principle approval from MAS for new entity that will Issue USD-backed stablecoin in Singapore

First expansion into Asia of a US dollar stablecoin platform, substantively compliant with MAS’ upcoming stablecoin framework Paxos, the leading regulated blockchain & tokenization infrastructure platform, secured in principle approval (IPA) from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for its new Singapore entity, Paxos Digital Singapore Pte. Ltd. to offer digital payment token services.  Paxos […]

LENZ Therapeutics and Graphite Bio announce merger agreement

Merger to create NASDAQ-listed, late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing LENZ Therapeutics’ lead assets for the treatment of presbyopia Combined company expected to have approximately $225 million of cash or cash equivalents at close, including $53.5 million from a concurrent PIPE financing LENZ Therapeutics, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative […]

SEC eDGE secures Series A round led by Raptor Group

Sec Edge carves out Privafy Inc. IoT business and acquires Sequitur Labs Inc. “Our team of industry veterans in cybersecurity and semiconductors is set to resolve one of the key threats to IoT market growth: the complexity of deploying chip-to-cloud security.” Sami Nassar, Sec Edge President & co-CEO Sec Edge, a digital security leader for […]

JetCool to unveil groundbreaking liquid cooling solution for NVIDIA H100 GPUs at Supercomputing Conference 2023

Solution will help drive performance, efficiency, and reliability, enabling advances in high-performance computing and AI JetCool Technologies Inc. (JetCool), an innovator in advanced liquid cooling solutions, is thrilled to announce its participation in the Supercomputing Conference taking place from November 12 to 17, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. Attendees can visit JetCool at booth #1781 to […]

Huma signs partnership with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to support cancer care

The partnership aims to improve outcomes through better patient education, reminders and other patient engagement techniques Huma’s regulated Software as a Medical Device technology platform will support delivery of care for a range of cancers Exciting opportunity to help patients navigate complex care pathways and empower them to be active participants in their own care […]

Ghost Tequila announces Chris Peddy as Chief Marketing Officer

Ghost Tequila, a 100% agave small batch premium spiced Tequila, is proud to announce Chris Peddy, who has over 25 years of branding experience, as their new Chief Marketing Officer. In his new role, Chris will be responsible for overseeing all marketing initiatives nationally and internationally for the brand, while continuing to oversee its rapid […]

Toragen, Inc. announced positive safety update from Cohort 1 of its Phase 1 Trial in patients with human Papillomavirus-induced cancer

Toragen is primarily focused on uniquely selective drugs targeting cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (“HPV”) No safety issues identified in Cohort 1 Now proceeding to Cohort 2, for which patients have been identified  Today, Toragen Inc., a San Diego-based clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing uniquely selective drugs targeting cancers caused by viruses, announced […]

Chipper Cash expands partnership with Visa on card issuance

Chipper Cash has expanded its partnership with Visa to continue their collaboration on card issuance. The fintech hopes to leverage Visa’s capacities. Chipper Cash, one of Africa’s most valuable fintech startups, is partnering with global payments company Visa on strategic partnerships ranging from card issuance to product marketing. Both companies have worked together since 2021 […]

Vizient announces acquisition of PrefTech OR, a next-generation physician preference card management technology

Vizient today announced it has completed its acquisition of PrefTech OR, a next-generation, cloud-based preference card management (PCM) software that helps healthcare providers optimize their operating rooms to increase workflow efficiency, lower costs and improve patient care. Operating rooms are among hospitals’ largest cost centers, and they also generate more than 50% of their annual […]

Animoca Brands acquires Azarus to bring streaming to Web3 games

In a quest to expand metaverse gaming, Animoca Brands has announced the acquisition of Web3 streaming platform Azarus. Azarus is pioneering blockchain-based game streaming. The strategic move aims to integrate Azarus’ innovative technology into Animoca Brands‘ portfolio, further enhancing the streaming capabilities within Web3 games. The price for the acquisition of the majority stake wasn’t […]

Litesport collaborates with Qualcomm to create AI-based fitness experience for Snapdragon Summit 2023

Litesport, a leader in mixed reality fitness experiences, has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to create an artificial intelligence (AI) based fitness routine demonstration built on Snapdragon Spaces™ XR Developer Platform and utilizing Snapdragon Seamless, to showcase a cross-device experience at Snapdragon Summit. This experience consolidates AI-based body pose data from the reference smartphone, powered […]

Call of Duty-style crypto video game ‘Shrapnel’ raises $20 million

Developed by Neon Machine, “Shrapnel” has raised $20 million in Series A financing with Polychain Capital leading the round. “Shrapnel” is a first-person shooter game akin to the mega-successful Call of Duty gaming franchise. The arms race to build the first high-quality AAA blockchain video game that can stack up against titles popular on consoles […]

Rymedi raises $9M to expand healthcare data transfer software

Rymedi, a Greenville-based healthcare software company, announced it has closed a $9 million Series A financing round. The financing will be used to expand the company’s healthcare data exchange platform which uses advanced blockchain security to: Automate data transfers Streamline data entry with real-time results Meet global regulatory compliance standards Specifically, the funds will help […]

Pivot Bio named to TIME’s list of the Best Inventions of 2023

Pivot Bio, Inc., a sustainable agriculture company, is named to TIME’s annual list of the Best Inventions, which features 200 extraordinary innovations changing our lives, for the second time. Pivot Bio is recognized for the company’s introduction of PROVEN® 40 OS, which enables corn farmers to seamlessly plant their seeds with up to 25% of […]

bolttech acquires Digital Care

bolttech to accelerate growth in EMEA and become a global leader in embedded protection bolttech, the fast-growing international insurtech, today announced that it has acquired Digital Care, a leading embedded protection company based out of Poland. The acquisition is a major step towards achieving the Group’s strategic goals in the EMEA region and globally, while […]

Gemini Sports Analytics completes $3.25M investment round

Gemini Sports Analytics, a no-code AI platform for predictive modeling, has completed an oversubscribed $3.25 million investment round with participation from pro team owners. Leading the round was Roger Ehrenberg — who holds stakes in MLB’s Marlins, Real Salt Lake of MLS and EFL’s Leeds United — and it was joined by Jim Pallotta’s Raptor […]

Lemurian Labs: $9 million raised to accelerate computing platform for AI apps

Lemurian Labs recently announced it has secured $9 million in seed funding to develop an accelerated computing platform tailored explicitly for AI applications. This funding round was led by Oval Park Capital, with participation from Good Growth Capital, Raptor Group, and Alumni Ventures. Additional investments were from Untapped Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Silicon Catalyst […]

Tequila CAZADORES spotlights emerging Hispanic artists through Sofar Sounds partnership

The limited concert series celebrates Hispanic-American artists and will bring real tequila to real music fans across the country Tequila CAZADORES, an award-winning premium tequila brand, unveils a collaboration with Sofar Sounds, a global company connecting artists and audiences through live music and artist services, to shine a spotlight on emerging Hispanic artists. Tequila CAZADORES […]

Allianz Partners teams with bolttech for embedded device and appliance solutions

It will cater to retailers, OEMs, and more Allianz Partners has joined forces with bolttech to forge a partnership focused on delivering embedded device and appliance protection insurance solutions across the Asia Pacific and the United States. This strategic collaboration is aimed at leveraging the strengths of both entities to offer insurance and protection products […]

Data center liquid cooling startup JetCool raises $17m

To fund development of microconvective cooling Liquid cooling company JetCool has raised $17 million in a Series A funding round. Investment in the startup was led by Bosch Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of the Bosch Group, and includes participation from In-Q-Tel, Raptor Group, and Schooner Capital. Bosch Ventures Investment Partner Adam Jackson will […]

Insurtech start-up Breach Insurance launches Crypto Shield Pro: Institutional-grade crypto insurance and free active wallet monitoring service

A.M. Best A- “Excellent” Rated Insurance for Institutions with Crypto on their Balance Sheet Crypto Shield Pro is live in 35 states, and will be rolling out countrywide in 2024 Free Active Wallet Monitoring service is available now globally Breach Insurance, a Boston-based global insurance underwriter that provides insurance technology and regulated insurance products for […]

Animoca Brands partners Daehong Communications to advance Lotte Group’s web3 business

Animoca Brands, the Hong Kong-based company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, has partnered Daehong Communications, the Lotte Group marketing and advertising arm based in South Korea, to advance Lotte Group’s Web3 business through key initiatives with Mocaverse and Bellygom. Animoca Brands said in a statement on Tuesday that the duo […]

Sarcos awarded $13.8 million USD contract by U.S. Air Force for advancement of Its artificial intelligence and machine learning software

Contract will support continued development of Sarcos artificial intelligence and machine learning framework to advance Guardian® line of robotic systems Sarcos Defense, a subsidiary of Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation (“Sarcos”) (NASDAQ: STRC and STRCW), a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced robotic systems, solutions, and software that redefine human possibilities, announced […]

FusionIQ partners with 1-ClickTrade to transform ETF marketing

New offering provides advisors, asset managers push-button convenience, advanced trading analytics on Exchange-Traded Funds The Wealth Advisor, a Santa Monica-based subscription publication that provides news, opinion, and education for wealth managers that reaches 330,000 financial advisors, RIAs, estate planners, wirehouse, and independent brokers – online and in print – today announced a partnership between FusionIQ, […]

Pivot Bio has expanded in Hazelwood, investing more than $20 million and creating 41 new jobs

Pivot Bio, a cutting-edge leader in ag-tech, recently announced that it has expanded in Hazelwood, investing more than $20 million and creating 41 new jobs. The sustainable agriculture company’s expansion includes the establishment of an approximately 47,000-square-foot facility that will increase its capabilities for research, testing, and development of product applications. “Pivot Bio’s growth in […]

TerreStar Corporation to become MidWave Wireless, Inc. to reflect expanded capabilities

Flexible-use allows MidWave to deploy its 1.4 GHz spectrum for use in a variety of services and technologies TerreStar Corporation is pleased to announce that it has changed its name to MidWave Wireless, Inc. to more accurately reflect its status as one of the largest independent mid-band spectrum holders in the United States. MidWave (TM) […]

Varo Bank Introduces ‘Varo to Anyone’

First U.S. Techbank Offers Free, Instant People-to-People Payments to Anyone with a U.S. Debit Card Varo Bank, N.A., the first nationally chartered consumer techbank in the U.S., today announced the official launch of “Varo to Anyone,” a free, instant payments service with money sent, received, and stored from Varo Bank accounts insured up to $250,000. […]

LeapFrog investment extends bolttech’s Series B to record-breaking US$246M

bolttech’s Series B is now the largest in history for an insurtech. Leading impact investment firm LeapFrog will guide bolttech’s efforts to promote financial inclusion in emerging markets. LeapFrog Partner Fernanda Lima joins the bolttech board to support growth and ESG strategy. International insurtech bolttech welcomed leading impact investment firm LeapFrog Investments as a new […]

Chipper Cash launches AI verification suite Chipper ID to transform customer onboarding in Africa

Chipper Cash, a financial services company serving over five million customers, has launched Chipper ID, an AI-powered suite of verification services, tailored to solving industry-wide customer onboarding and compliance issues in the African market. Chipper ID has been designed to tackle Know Your Customer (KYC) issues across the African continent including ID verification, often impacted […]

Animoca Brands collaborates with Honda for Web3 fan engagement at Japanese Grand Prix

Animoca Brands Japan, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd, will collaborate with Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) Co., Ltd, to gift fans and participants membership NFTs and limited-edition commemorative NFTs at events associated with this week’s Japanese Grand Prix 2023. This Web3 fan engagement will also involve another Animoca Brands subsidiary, Gryfyn, along with GET Protocol, […]

Hut 8 and US Bitcoin Corp can merge, says Canadian court

USBTC shareholders still need to approve of the deal before it goes forward Hut 8 Mining has gotten the greenlight to merge with US Bitcoin Corp from the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Canada. This is largely a procedural step forward, but the court’s approval is the latest domino to fall in the prepared […]

Animoca Brands subsidiary debuts Bitcoin’s first Metaverse token

Darewise Entertainment, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands and the visionary force behind the Life Beyond Gaming Metaverse, unveiled their strategic partnership with Horizen Labs on September 14 to advance its mission of launching the first-ever metaverse token for the Bitcoin ecosystem. This partnership marks a significant step for the expansion of Bitcoin by tapping into […]

Skyryse announces plans to certify IFR version of Robinson R66 Helicopter

Southern California technology startup, Skyryse, aims to revolutionize the cost and safety of helicopter instrument flight rules (IFR) operations by certifying an IFR-capable version of the Robinson R66 helicopter. Skyryse plans to equip the R66 with its proprietary FlightOS system and hopes to complete the certification process within the next 18 months. The company believes […]

FusionIQ expands into Canada with all-in-one platform for digital wealth management

U.S. wealthtech’s entry into Canadian market addresses need for versatile wealth management platform FusionIQ, a leader in the delivery of cloud-based wealth management solutions with their all-in-one digital platform for financial advisors and institutions, today announced its expansion into the Canadian market. As a firm with a deep understanding of the unique nuances of the […]

Vantiq and OPTAC-X partnership set to transform real-time emergency response

Collaboration Delivers Pre-Hospital Awareness and Remote Assistance for Next-Generation Emergency Services  Vantiq, a trailblazer in real-time applications, and OPTAC-X, a telehealth leader with remote physician and tele-expert networks, have formed a strategic partnership aimed at revolutionizing the landscape of real-time emergency response. This collaboration will pave the way for a new era of remote assistance, […]

Qredo’s Circle USDC toolkit will help move billions into Web3

Qredo is proud to announce a ground-breaking partnership with Circle and Etherspot to deliver an innovative cross-chain USDC toolkit to the blockchain ecosystem. Qredo’s Circle API integration brings fiat to crypto full circle With this new integration, users can directly connect their Circle Account to their Qredo non-custodial wallet, creating a seamless, highly secure, and […]

Philippine mobile leader Globe partners with bolttech, launches Gadget Xchange for hassle-free gadget switching

Globe, the leading telecommunications service provider and digital solutions platform in the Philippines, has partnered with international insurtech bolttech to launch Gadget Xchange, a new mobile device programme that will make postpaid device switching easier, no questions asked. The innovative programme offers greater choice and flexibility with quick and easy mobile device and screen replacement […]

Templum: A rising tide of alternatives in the RIA channel

Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) play a pivotal role in financial markets by giving strategic investment guidance to individuals and institutions to better achieve their financial goals. Traditionally, RIAs have focused on traditional investment vehicles such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. However, in recent years, there has been a notable surge in the use of […]

MatrixSpace further strengthens international defense and industry engagement

Retired US Navy, Army and Homeland Security Leaders Vice Admiral Rich Brown, Brigadier General Peter L. Jones and Tom Bush Join Advisory Board Further strengthening its industry advisory board,  MatrixSpace announces the addition of three highly accomplished military and security leaders: Vice Admiral (VADM) Rich Brown (R); Brigadier General Peter L. Jones (R); and Tom […]

Klarna reports H1 2023 results: smashes profitability target, continued growth ahead of e-commerce

Klarna, the AI-powered global payments network and shopping assistant, today reported its H1 results for 2023, which includes a profitable month in the second quarter ahead of target, successfully aligning with its strategic focus on both profitability and growth. The full earnings release has been made available on the company’s Investor Relations website. Sebastian Siemiatkowski, […]

Abbot named Pivot Bio CEO

Pivot Bio announced Chris Abbot as its Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Pivot Bio calls Abbot an industry leader and hands-on strategist who has focused his career on agriculture, water, sustainability, and technology. Pivot Bio Board Chairperson Roger Underwood said, “His commercial acumen, financial know-how, and strong relationships across the agriculture industry are exactly what […]

Sabey Data Centers partners with JetCool Technologies, aiming to redefine and enhance sustainable digital infrastructure standards

Partnership signifies dedication to exploring breakthroughs in advanced cooling solutions for high-density chips Sabey Data Centers, a premier colocation data center provider, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with JETCOOL Technologies Inc. (JetCool). This partnership emphasizes Sabey’s leadership role in pushing boundaries within the data center landscape and signifies the company’s dedication to exploring […]

RYMEDI enters into a partnership with Zeeve to ensure migration to Avalanche Subnets

According to an official release, Rymedi was looking to move from a public blockchain platform Zeeve, a blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service, has entered into a collaboration with RYMEDI, a healthcare technology platform, in its migration to Avalanche Subnets. According to an official release, Rymedi was looking to move from a public blockchain platform to Avalanche Subnets. From […]

Animoca Brands raises $20M for Mocaverse Web3 project

Animoca Brands, a big advocate of the Web3 open metaverse, said it raised $20 million for its flagship project, Mocaverse. The round was led by CMCC Global, a venture capital firm focused on blockchain and Web3 investments, with participation from other notable investors. The funds will be used to accelerate the development of Mocaverse, expand […]

Sofar Sounds launches monthly concerts with Virgin Hotels

Sofar Sounds made its name with concerts in unique, intimate venues. Now it’s exploring how that can work in partnership with brands. It is launching a monthly concert series called ‘Hear This!’ with Virgin Hotels. The gigs will be held in the US and UK at the chain’s hotels, starting this Sunday (10 September) in […]

Animoca’s Ed-tech subsidiary rolls out AI tools for educators

Animoca Brands announced on August 30, that it would be integrating new artificial intelligence (AI) and NFT tools that are specifically tailored towards academia and parents. These new tools are being introduced through Animoca’s ed-tech subsidiary, TinyTap, whereby educators and parents can use the platform to create educational games that offer a dynamic, engaging learning […]

US Bitcoin Corp (USBTC) secures deal with Celsius to host 8,500 Miners at the Alpha Site

U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC” or “the Company”), a leading operator of large-scale data centers for new-age workloads such as digital asset mining, is thrilled to announce that it has secured a deal with Celsius Network LLC (“Celsius”) to host an initial 8,500 miners with an estimated sticker hashrate of […]

Carry1st partners with Riot Games on South African Valorant servers

Carry1st has announced a partnership with developer Riot Games to make local servers available for Valorant. The availability of local servers should address any issues as regards latency for the popular 5v5 tactical shooter. It is the latest coup for Carry1st, which helped bring Call of Duty Mobile to South Africa last year. Local mobile […]

Klarna reaches 100 million European users

Swedish fintech Klarna now has more than 100 million European users on its platform. It has also achieved a 14 percent year-on-year GMV growth in the second quarter in Europe. Within the United Kingdom, the GMV growth was even higher, 26 percent. The Swedish payment service provider Klarna is well known for its ‘buy now, […]

Hut 8 shareholders now able to vote on merger of Equals with US Bitcoin Corp

Votes must be received no later than 4 p.m. ET September 8, 2023 Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, innovation-focused digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure provider, announced today that voting on the proposed business combination with U.S. Data Mining […]

Animoca Brands joins the AWS Activate Provider Program to advance Web3 development

This partnership will enable Animoca Brands’ portfolio companies to build using world-class infrastructure and develop go-to-market strategies across both Web2 and Web3 ecosystems. Quick take: Animoca Brands and AWS Activate have partnered to advance web3 development. The web3 investment company’s portfolio companies will receive up to $25,000 each in Activate credits to build on AWS. […]

Klarna deepens ties with MandM Direct, targeting international markets

Global payments network Klarna is broadening its collaboration with UK-based online fashion behemoth MandM Direct – setting sights on an even larger international audience. MandM Direct, renowned for its discounted clearance stock from top brands including Adidas and Puma, has amassed over three million active shoppers across Europe. The retailer’s expansive network, delivering to more […]

OpenFortune partners with Jackpot.com to give New Yorkers free lottery tickets

Calling all New Yorkers, your next fortune cookie could potentially be worth millions Jackpot.com, the online platform that allows lottery players to securely order official state lottery tickets from their mobile phone, tablet, or desktop has partnered with OpenFortune Media, one of the fastest-growing media companies known for its integration of advertising into fortune cookies. […]

Blockchain powered Helium Mobile launches $5 unlimited decentralized data plan

People-powered telecom revolution kicks off with Helium’s groundbreaking $5 unlimited mobile plan. The telecommunication world is witnessing a fundamental shift with the launch of Helium Mobile’s decentralized $5 unlimited mobile plan, one of the first of its kind, in Miami. As reported by the company, this move is seen as a strategic step towards realizing […]

Lindora Clinic names Trifecta as Official Meal Delivery Partner

Most prominent ready-to-eat meal delivery service integrates with leading ketogenic experts to provide diverse meal options catering to the specific dietary preferences of Lindora clients Trifecta, the leading organically sourced food delivery service in the United States, today announced an exclusive partnership with Lindora Clinic, a premier weight management and metabolic health company with 30 […]

ID Finance Spain reports €59M in revenue for H1 2023

ID Finance Spain S.A.U. released its audited financial results for the first half of 2023. The company has provided the following operational and financial information: ID Finance Spain reported “a net income of €4.4M, following an 8% increase in its net portfolio, which hit a new record of €51M.” During the first half of the […]

CentralNic announces partnerships with Klarna, Booking.com and Shopify

CentralNic Group PLC has announced a host of new partnerships with the likes of Booking.com, Klarna and Shopify for its advertising services. Zeropark, CentralNic’s advertising platform, has penned a deal with Booking.com to run targeted campaigns on the travel agent’s behalf, the company said in a statement. ‘Buy now, pay later’ specialist Klarna has become […]

Paxos: PayPal stablecoin PYUSD launches on Ethereum

PayPal pushes the digital currency frontier with USD-backed stablecoin, fostering seamless conversion and regulated transactions In a move signaling the significant shift towards digital currencies, PayPal has announced the launch of its U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin – PayPal USD (PYUSD). This development, announced by PayPal directly, adds a new dimension to the emerging potential of regulated, […]

Varo Bank named to CNBC World’s Top Fintech Companies 2023 list

Varo Bank, N.A., the U.S.’s first nationally-chartered consumer techbank, announces it has been named to CNBC’s 2023 list of the top 200 global fintech companies. Presented by CNBC and partnered with Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, Statista analyzed over 1,500 individual firms across nine market segments to determine the top […]

ZEBEDEE partners with Rewards Bunny to introduce Bitcoin-rewarded shopping

Shopping for the world’s biggest brands now rewards users with Bitcoin – instantly and anywhere in the world. ZEBEDEE, the next-generation FinTech powering rewarded games and apps, today announced they’ve partnered with Rewards Bunny to give shoppers Bitcoin rewards with every purchase, bringing shopping into the quickly growing ZBD ecosystem of games, apps and communities. […]

SOCAP partners with Proof to conduct private ESG benchmark and impact report across global early stage ventures

Leading impact convenor SOCAP Global has partnered with Proof, a next-gen impact intelligence company, to facilitate a large-scale assessment that will provide a snapshot into where early stage companies stand when it comes to sustainability initiatives. The survey will tap into SOCAP’s network of purpose-driven entrepreneurs to provide an anonymized private benchmark and impact report […]

Sarcos awarded artificial intelligence contract by Air Force Research Laboratory

Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation (“Sarcos”) (NASDAQ: STRC and STRCW), a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced robotic systems, solutions, and software that redefine human possibilities, announced today the award of an expanded contract (FA8750-22-C-1005) from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for continued development of artificial intelligence (AI)-driven methods and techniques […]